The Pulsar 150 NS shares its design traits with the bigger 200 NS and is powered by the new 150cc DTSi engine tuned to produce a healthy 17 PS of power.
It is the year of the Pulsars with three models already arrived at showrooms and the fourth model is all set to make its way in the following weeks. With the RS 200, 200 AS and 150 AS on sale, Bajaj Auto will be launching the much awaited Pulsar 150 NS in May this year. Based on the new perimeter frame, the new 150 NS is miles ahead of the outgoing model with a major bump in power, along with design and mechanical upgrades.
Starting with the aesthetics, the 2015 Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS is heavily inspired from the larger 200 NS and shares the lines and creases in almost every angle. The bike features an aggressively sporty design with split seats and a new instrument cluster. Power comes from the 150cc 4-valve, twin-spark DTSi engine producing 17 PS at 9500 RPM and 13 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike also gets new alloy wheels and rides on 80/100/R17 (front) and 110/80/R17 (rear) tubeless tyres. Bajaj has updated the rear suspension to a monoshock unit and the handling will also be much better than the current model.
Being a street-fighter, the Pulsar 150 NS will be marginally smaller than the 150 AS but will get the same wheelbase measuring 1363 mm. The bike will also miss out on the single projector headlamp. The Pulsar 150 has been a strong seller for Bajaj and numbers continue to be strong even as the outgoing is all set to kick the bucket. With an impressive power output and prices expected to start at around Rs. 73,000/- (ex-showroom), the Pulsar 150 NS will help Bajaj increase its market share in the 150cc and above sports segment.